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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    This is amazing... I give credit to Taso for introducing this to me.

    This girl is 12 and portraying a crazed exotic dancer.... and she is actually really good. I wonder whatever happened to her. Sylvia?

    Joanna Ng 1990 Skate Canada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...uOkNfvo#t=173s (this is where the program starts; go to the beginning to see a long fluff piece with Frank Carroll).
    This is an example of a skater who doesn't need to be taught to use music. She just does and it is so innate and intuitive. Even if a choreographer gave her the moves, the interpretation has totally come from her. And not a wasted note of music and so many interesting moves and ideas. Thanks for posting because it was really worth seeing that.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    ^^ At the age of 12, I would be surprised if Ng choreographed it herself. Quite interesting all the richness and forgotten facts/ performances from figure skating's past.

    I wonder if Kwan was inspired by Ng to take her senior test early (w/o Frank's knowledge) and debut at Senior Nationals at the age of 12?
    I would be surprised that any adult came up with a program like that for a 12 year-old. She seems to have an inner-fabulousness. Eat your heart out Johnny!

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    Ha ha, why does Johnny need to "eat his heart out?" Most likely if Johnny saw this vid of Ng, he'd be amazed, amused, perhaps inspired, and clap right along with the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbanet View Post
    One of many German ice dance voids....

    Beier+Beier, "Like a Virgin" 2007 Polka OD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh2_Ns_JfnY

    Please let someone use this demented genius music next year. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbanet View Post
    Love this one...

    Sinead+John Kerr GBR, 2010 Euros OD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=QwgerUyNnpk
    Is Sinead really wearing Daisy Dukes??? Good God, she came *thiiiiiiiis* close to making me hetero. (But then I remembered her hot brother wearing a kilt, and I was back to my old self again.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    This is amazing... I give credit to Taso for introducing this to me.

    This girl is 12 and portraying a crazed exotic dancer.... and she is actually really good. I wonder whatever happened to her. Sylvia?

    Joanna Ng 1990 Skate Canada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...uOkNfvo#t=173s (this is where the program starts; go to the beginning to see a long fluff piece with Frank Carroll).

    Thank you. That was remarkable. She may never have had a great eligible career, but she oozes choreography and musicality from every pore. Just remarkable -- and would have been remarkable if she were 18 or 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    Ha ha, why does Johnny need to "eat his heart out?" Most likely if Johnny saw this vid of Ng, he'd be amazed, amused, perhaps inspired, and clap right along with the rest of us.
    I'll bet Johnny would covet that leotard she is wearing in the fluff piece.

    She needs to do choreography for some of these COP programs that everyone finds so generic. She reminds me of Sarah Kawahara as a skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceanne View Post
    Alexei Urmanov wore this costume before Johnny's "Camille" or "Blades of Glory". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbpiSkvcWXg

    I remember that Scott Hamilton sputtered "but that's a woman's role!".

    His skating to the music from Swan Lake didn't bother me as much as it did Scott, but the costume got distracting after awhile. Also the music cuts started getting bizarre.

    Full disclosure: I too, have had some skating moments that have provoked an unintended laugh. :
    And the progarm actually opens with "Sleeping Beauty" lol...largest sleeves evah!

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    Sort of off topic, but has any skater ever dared to use John Cage's 4'33" for a performance?

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    Other than the inadvertent partial performance of 4'33" that Rodnina & Zaitsev skated through at the 1973 World figure skating championship, no, at least AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDSSF View Post
    Sort of off topic, but has any skater ever dared to use John Cage's 4'33" for a performance?
    Yes - T&D used if for the start of their Oscar Tango program.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Thanks.
    I never knew what the music for that program was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDSSF View Post
    Sort of off topic, but has any skater ever dared to use John Cage's 4'33" for a performance?
    Hee. My synchro team did once, inadvertently. Coach forgot the CD and had forgotten to give some of the skaters a backup CD. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    This is amazing... I give credit to Taso for introducing this to me.

    This girl is 12 and portraying a crazed exotic dancer.... and she is actually really good. I wonder whatever happened to her. Sylvia?

    Joanna Ng 1990 Skate Canada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...uOkNfvo#t=173s (this is where the program starts; go to the beginning to see a long fluff piece with Frank Carroll).
    That is so unbelievably wrong for a 12-year-old. . .
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    ^^^^ I think that program/performance was incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Thanks.
    I never knew what the music for that program was!
    Ummmm do you know what John Cage 4'33" is?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%E2%80%B233%E2%80%B3

    As for the actual music in Oscar Tango, it is a piece by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Maciej CIEPLUCHA's program itself is pretty conventional, but I do love the farty music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6a5hQOpZUg

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    I'm having a hard time figuring out who gets the John Cage joke and who doesn't.

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    I know who John Cage is.
    My choir sang some of his music when I was in high school.
    However, I don't get the joke, either,

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    Peeps, here's a hint...

    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    Other than the inadvertent partial performance of 4'33" that Rodnina & Zaitsev skated through at the 1973 World figure skating championship, no, at least AFAIK.

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